The Office of Multicultural Affairs is responsible for providing programs, activities, and general support for students of color. To make the college experience for all students as successful and as meaningful as possible, this Office works also to provide leadership in the development of successful principles and practices regarding recruitment and retention of students of color.

Student Organizations

Your generation is perhaps the most globally conscious yet. You understand what it means to open-minded and interconnected. College is diverse hub—a place central to growth. At Sewanee, we want to make sure you have a platform you need to flourish.

Ayres Multicultural Center

Over the years, students have grown to see the Ayres Multicultural Center (MCC) as a setting where members of the community from different backgrounds and experiences can come together for quality programming. Faculty members attend many scheduled events, which contributes to that atmosphere. For students looking for a break from their studies or a change of pace from academic life, the MCC is a good option for alternate entertainment.

Faculty Mentor Program

The mission of the Faculty-Mentor Program is to provide support and encouragement to students of color through facilitated mentoring relationships. The objective is to help students achieve success and satisfaction as members of our academic community while maintaining high rates of retention.


Eric Benjamin
director of the office of multicultural affairs